The Dust Bowl

The Dustbowl was a dark time for many Coloradans. Between 1862 and 1934 the federal government granted 1.6 million homesteads to Americans under the Homesteading Act of 1862. This episode follows one family who moved west hoping to reap the benefits of the farming boom. Their luck changes as they find themselves in the middle of one of the largest environmental disasters to hit the plains.

 

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